Monday, February 6, 2017

Mrs FunnybonesMrs Funnybones by Twinkle Khanna
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

After reading few articles of hers, I got interested and thought like giving this book a try. It’s a light reading and gives an insider view of the Bollywood family routine life but it is also more than that. This narrates funny affairs and not so funny incidents from the perspective of a modern hands-on working Mom who used to be a glamorous heroine and refused to dance around the trees (understandably so with the string of dud she delivered). She takes on various events and gives funny twist with a universal philosophical learning out of them. Very much like “Sex and the City”. Only the characters are very much Indian with few foreign ones thrown in here and there. The first person narrator sounds self-effacing, funny, ruminative, irreverent, angry, feminist, traditional, avant-garde, etc. etc. all at same time. As a lower middle class Angrezi book reading public, I loved getting to know what happens inside the mind and house and society of these high class public (though I highly doubt the authenticity). And perhaps that’s the reason many other people read this book and so we know why it’s a bestseller. Personally, I enjoyed reading this book and also took up her second book but had to put it down after going through only few lines. It appears, she is meant to pull off certain topics and certain styles of narrative!

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